In theaters on July 10, these are the films to see: Despicable Me 4, To The Moon with Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum…


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Despicable Me 4 by Patrick Delage, Chris Renaud

With Gad Elmaleh, Steve Carell, Audrey Lamy…

What is it about ? Gru, Lucy and the girls, Margo, Edith and Agnes welcome the youngest of the family, Gru Junior, who seems to have only one passion: to drive his father crazy. But Gru is confronted with a new enemy Maxime Le Mal who, with the help of his girlfriend, the fatal Valentina, will force the whole family to flee.

Did you know ? Despicable Me is the highest-grossing animated franchise at the global box office, with five films already grossing $3.5 billion. Despicable Me has grossed $545 million, Despicable Me $2.975 million, Minions $1.157 billion, Despicable Me 3 $1.33 billion, and Minions 2.939 million.

Oz Perkins Longlegs

With Maika Monroe, Alicia Witt, Nicolas Cage…

What is it about ? FBI Agent Lee Harker, a talented new recruit, is assigned to the unsolved case of an elusive serial killer. The investigation, bordering on the occult, becomes even more complex when she discovers a personal connection to the ruthless killer whom she must stop before he takes the lives of more innocent families.

Here from Bas Devos

With Stefan Gota, Liyo Gong, Teodor Corban…

What is it about ? Stefan is a construction worker in Brussels. About to return home to Romania, he meets a young researcher of Chinese origin who studies mosses and lichens while crossing the forest. Her attention to the invisible stops him in his tracks in his plans to return.

Sounds by Gustav Möller

With Sidse Babett Knudsen, Sebastian Bull Sarning, Dar Salim…

What is it about ? Eva, an exemplary prison guard, faces a real dilemma when a young man from her past is transferred to the penitentiary where she works. Without revealing her secret, Eva requests a transfer to the young man’s unit, known as the most violent in the prison.

Did you know ? Sons was shot primarily on location in Vridsløselille, a prison outside Copenhagen that has been closed since 2018. But the film’s prison combines other locations – the underground tunnels of a hospital, a cement chapel and a disused factory – to give it more visual diversity and create the impression that it is almost a labyrinth.

The People Next Door by André Téchiné

With Isabelle Huppert, Hafsia Herzi, Nahuel Perez Biscayart…

What is it about ? Lucie is a technical and scientific police officer. Her solitary daily life is disrupted by the arrival in her residential area of ​​a young couple, parents of a little girl. While she becomes fond of her new neighbors, she discovers that Yann, the father, is an anti-cop activist with a long criminal record.

Did you know ? André Téchiné filmed in an indefinable residential area, between town and countryside. He explains: “Lucie tells Julia that there is nothing for young people in this place. These are peripheral places, we don’t really know where we are anymore. It’s a whole fabric with shopping centers, houses, industrial zones, all of that interpenetrates. It’s a suburban life with the inevitable fence that defines the residential space.”

Only the River Flows by Shujun Wei

With Yilong Zhu, Zeng Meihuizi, Tianlai Hou…

What is it about ? In China, in the 1990s, three murders are committed in the small town of Banpo. Ma Zhe, the head of the criminal police, is tasked with solving the case. A handbag abandoned on the banks of the river and testimonies from passers-by point to several suspects.

Did you know ? Only the River Flows was presented in the Un Certain Regard selection at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Shujun Wei is a regular at the Croisette since Courir au Gré du Vent was shown in the Official Selection in 2020 and Ripples of Life at the Directors’ Fortnight in 2021.

To The Moon by Greg Berlanti

With Scarlett Johansson, Channing Tatum, Jim Rash…

What is it about ? Tasked with restoring NASA’s public image, the dazzling marketing expert Kelly Jones disrupts the already complex task of mission director Cole Davis. When the White House decides the project is too important to fail, Kelly Jones is tasked with staging a fake moon landing as a plan B, and the countdown truly begins…

Did you know ? While Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum both starred in the Coen brothers’ 2016 film Hail, Caesar, they had never previously shared a scene together.

July Recess by Pablo Cotten, Joseph Rozé

With Andranic Manet, Alassane Diong, Alba Gaia Bellugi…

What is it about ? Following the death of his twin sister, Gaspard, a young music teacher, reunites his five former best friends in the deserted school of their childhood, in the middle of July. In this place filled with memories and melancholy, the friends gradually fall back into childhood.

The Medium by Emmanuel Laskar

With Emmanuel Laskar, Louise Bourgoin, Noémie Lvovsky…

What is it about ? Michael has a lot of worries. He can’t accept his romantic breakup or his recently deceased mother’s legacy: the gift of communicating with the dead. Overwhelmed by his grief, he refuses to take on his vocation as a Medium. But his meeting with Alicia, a young charismatic artist convinced of the presence of her deceased husband, will push him to change his mind…

Did you know ? With The Medium, Emmanuel Laskar wanted to make a parable about death while avoiding the spirit of seriousness. He specifies: “In Zen Buddhism, there are these little riddles called Koans, quite naive, which pose philosophical questions without answers. This forces us to stay awake, and even amazed in the face of life’s fatalities. We laugh at disaster. I wanted to make a film like that.”

The Tree of Tales by Rashin Kheyrieh, Alla Vartanyan, Mohammad-Reza Abedi

What is it about ? Three short stories, three characters who have different relationships with trees but each in their own way will learn that nature can be generous if we know how to take care of it.



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